High school students who have fallen behind toward graduation can catch up with another Guam Department of Education program.

GDOE is launching the new Alternative Pathways to Earn High School Credit Activity, a program from the Second Chance Project under GDOE's Consolidated Grant.  

High school students can earn credits through Asmuyao Community School, an accredited, professionally monitored, and self-paced educational institution.

According to GDOE, the program caters to students who may find it difficult to succeed in a traditional classroom setting due to special life circumstances such as homelessness, full-time work, serving as the primary caregiver for a family member, or other diverse challenges. Students who are interested in this option must demonstrate a commitment to learning, and if accepted, a desire to fully participate in the program.

 The activity program is free for students attending classes and there are currently 25 students already participating in the 100 available openings.

 Other programs offered through the Second Chance Project include credit recovery options such as face-to-face, course-by-conference, online, and blended learning courses.

 For more information about the Alternative Pathways to Earn High School Credits activity, please contact Second Chance Project Lead Jesse Pendon at 565-5291 or at jesse.pendon@gdoe.net.